Aurelius (3850) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, dunkel aroma, with some cocoa and toast. Distinctive label, very dark black-brown beer, thin ivory head. Pleasant, toast-and-roast flavor, dry, not very bitter - a good session brew. Medium to slightly-light body, slightly watery. Mild roast finish. Publix, Bradfordville.
tnkw01 (935) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Not as good as I thought it would be. Tastes more like a average lager than a schwarzbier. Started off good. Nice dark color, nice head. Aroma, smells kind of like metal. Taste, just not that great.
jeff789 (1401) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
deep brown, small tan head, light lacing, not guinness style.. roasty almost to the point of being burnt aroma, light fruits, thin aroma... lightly roasty, light fruits, toasty, not much hops, lightest grassy... thin light body, a little slick... tastes like an ok american dark lager...
ReggieDunlap (2898) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep brown/black with a large foamy tan head. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma is very faint but has a bit of roastiness and a bit of coffee. Flavor is slightly better...a bit roasty, some spicy hops, and a bit of a metallic note. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a mildly roasted, mildly dry finish. Largely unimpressive.
PorterPounder (5109) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - 12 oz bottle. Very dark brown pour, light, but persistent khaki colored head - a bit of trailing lacing. Aroma is somewhat neutral, a hint of fresh lake water, very brief chocolate. Flavor has some hints of dark chocolate, a bit of day old coffee, wisps of licorice. Medium thick mouthfeel - par for the style. Decent schwarzbier.
SSSteve (3634) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. pours black with a medium tan head. nose is light roasted barley. flavor is mostly lager-like with some ashy, charred notes. very dry and un-sweet finish. light body.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours a dark brown almost black with a thin off white head. Scent is roasty with corn. Taste is roasty, grainy and earthy. Thin
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark brown color, almost black but has a distinct reddish hue when held up do the light. The head is small but fairly well retained.
The aroma is nice and roasty rich and kind of chocolaty as I pour it from the bottle then whoops; where did it go? I was so happy about that aroma now I canít find it anywhere?
The flavor is very clean all around with only mild roasty notes, a little bit of chocolate. Whatís there is nice enough, but this is very low in flavor.
The plate is very thin & the finish is very quick.
Well, this one pretty well sets the bar for me as far as totally unremarkable but absolutely unoffensive goes.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black with a foamy but quickly dissipating tan head. On top of the roasted malts the aroma has a mild woody hint and the flavor is relatively dry an bitter. The blackest lager around. Not bad
wlajwl (3483) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2012 Mild roasted maltiness in the aroma while the appearance is darker than most other black lagers. The flavor is of roasted malts and rather thin in body. Decent but could have been more flavorful.